Turkish Deasciifier Firefox add-on is a tiny add-on that lets you type Turkish correctly without a Turkish keyboard. I listened to requests from its users and added a keyboard shortcut: WindowsKey + Shift + t or in other words Meta + Shift + t. I know this key is probably already assigned to some functions in Windows 7 and that the right thing to do is to present a user interface to the end-user so that she can select the combination herself but I checked this with people who requested this feature and once they confirmed that it was good for them I did a minor modification to the code and released version 0.2.1.
During the process I learned that Jetpack SDK is now named as Add-on SDK and the system moved to version 1.01b. I also discovered that this latest version of Add-on SDK is not compatible with Firefox 3.6.x series anymore and that is why I had to rely on an older version of Add-on SDK to prepare the new version of Turkish Deasciifier add-on. It looks like this is the time to worry about Firefox 4.0 compatibility: Making your add-on compatible with Firefox 4. In this case I prefer to wait for the official release of Firefox 4.0 and then I’ll update my add-on as soon as possible (and will add the user interface (preferences) for shortcut selection). In the meantime ‘2011 Jetpack Roadmap‘ by Myk Melez provides a very good reading for everybody doing Jetpack / Add-on SDK based development.
You can read more about Turkish Deasciifer at http://ileriseviye.org/blog/tag/turkish-deasciifier/ and browse the source code at https://github.com/emres/jetpack-turkish-deasciifier.
If you want to try the system without using Firefox or an add-on you can visit http://turkceyap.appspot.com/.